Tributes paid to Rajiv Gandhi on 23rd death anniversary
Floral tributes were paid to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on the occasion of his 23rd death anniversary here today.
Puducherry Chief Minister N Rangasamy, his cabinet colleagues, Speaker V Sabapathy, Deputy Speaker Selvam, legislators and senior officials of the territorial administration, among others, garlanded the statue of Rajiv Gandhi at Ellapillaichavady here.
Patriotic songs were sung and 'anti-terrorism' pledge was taken at the pedestal of the statue to mark the occasion. An all religious prayer was also held on the occasion.
Former Union Minister V Narayanasamy, PCC president A V Subramanian and office-bearers of the Congress party also garlanded the statue.
Earlier, rich tributes were paid to a decorated portrait of the late leader at the PCC office here in which senior Congress leaders, including Narayanasamy and A V Subramanian participated. They took out a procession from the PCC Office to the statue carrying the portrait.
(Posted on 21-05-2014)